Saturday, September 10

Summer Reflection

I love going through life to learn things about myself: things I didn't know I'd like; habits I didn't know would annoy me; where my passions lie. Alright. I haven't quite figured out that one but I'm working on it. One of the things I realized is that while I do like desk jobs, I can't handle sitting at a desk all the time. 
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Due to some circumstances, this summer sometimes I found myself sitting for 13 hours a day. It really bothers me how much of a sedentary lifestyle that is. Here, I drive and sit. The only walking I do consists of trips to the bathroom! To top it all off, I can't stand the morning traffic. I really want to live somewhere where I can use public transportation. 

Do you have an ideal city to live and work in? Why?

27 comments:

  1. Hmmm.. I guess since I read so much and went to school for English, I really don't mind sitting all the time. Also, whenever I read while in a moving vehicle, be it car or airplane, I get really nauseous. I hate public transportation, but don't mind walking, as long as the weather is ok. :) haha. I sound like a total complainer. I would really love to work and live in the NW part of the country though. Something about the climate and lifestyle there is just appealing to me. I'd love to be in Seattle or even CA where the produce is fantastic all year round!

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  2. Seattle is supposed to have good public transport! I would avoid most of California, but I think San Fran is pretty accessible. Obviously, the big midwest/eastern cities are gonna be the best bet. Chicago, New York, Boston, DC but those are all so expensive :(

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  3. I loved living in Chicago because you can pretty much walk anywhere, and if you can't the public transportation was amazing. It was easy to get almost everywhere!

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  4. Toronto is pretty good for walking and biking but the city wants to close a few bike lanes this year so maybe it won`t be so good afterwards. We have a pretty wide spread public transit system but I don`t think it`s quite speedy enough. I live and work on opposite ends of the city and I commute almost 3 hours everyday, Mon - Fri. I would say it`s okay but could be better. Traffic is kind of bad during rush hour but I heard it`s worse in other places.

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  5. Washington DC. I lived there for a couple of years and public tranportation is working quite well!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love learning about myself as well. I learned that I get really annoyed when people grind their teeth at night while they sleep. That sound is like nails on a chalk board for me! Thank you dad for letting me find this lil piece of info about me out LOL

    As for an ideal city to work in, I currently don't have one. I'd love to work in various different parts of the world =D

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  7. omg! I have to learn about myself too ... bad at it though.
    ideal city ? Hogmead haha

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  8. I have an office job too.. and girl, I'm sitting on my bum 90% of the day. It's pretty sad.. and my schedule has been so hectic that I can't even make it to the gym. I'm happy when I'm in class though... I'm in a fashion program, and most of the time I'm standing drafting patterns, draping fabrics.. but then, I'm sitting when I'm sewing.

    I need to get moving more often.

    I live on an island, so our public transportation isn't the greatest. I don't live hear a busline... plus my job is only 5 minutes away from my home, so there really isn't any traffic for me to deal with.

    Well, I hope you're enjoying the rest of the weekend!

    xx Love & Aloha
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  9. great photos!
    I love huge citys... best places on Earth!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  10. I agree with Mugdha! Seattle is a really cool place to live! The public transportation system is really really good here. This past school year, I rode the bus up to 3 times a week, and never had a problem with it. When you miss a bus, just wait 10 minutes, and another will be there to take you where you need to go. :) In addition, the lifestyle is always upbeat here. You'll never be bored.

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    P.S. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my page just now! I hope you know that I look up to you as a blogger too. You're always posting interesting things, and pretty pictures. I also love how you and Mugdha are real life friends, and both have blogs. None of my friends blog too seriously/regularly. :)

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  11. I actually love sitting immobile at a desk all day haha due to my sheer laziness! :)

    I hope you find a place and a job that makes you happy everyday, sweetie.


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  12. Los Angeles is not a place I would suggest. You need a car. Maybe San Francisco?

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  13. Well, I live in Sao Paulo and it's crazy 24/7! Most of the times it's better and faster to get public transportation than driving. The problem is how crowd it gets at rush hour! Are you in for that? lol

    xx

    Chez Carolinette
    @anacarolinam

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  14. Loved living in Mumbai till it got too expensive to do so

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  15. Hi Aki! I know what you mean about sitting around all day. It gets really tiring and boring. My only consolation is that I do the sitting around at home now rather than the office before. :) Thanks for the comment! And yes, those 80s power suits are something else. lol. xx

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  16. I walk everywhere I go, and I live in the Austin area--it's pretty easy. But there are some snags, such as a sidewalk disappearing all of a sudden. Also, the traffic barely pays attention to me, even when I have my signal light to walk. I have to be cautious! Take care, hope you have a wonderful Monday.

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  17. Nice blog, and beautiful photos. :)

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  18. I'm the same, I am definitely not a desk girl!!! I wouldn't mind working over in Europe, though the traffic is probably much worse than in my small town and I may not actually like it...
    My dream is to work from home :)

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  19. I love Atlanta but I live in the city and work outside of it, so traffic isn't an issue for me.

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  20. Amazing picture! i would say London, it's impossible to own a car there, and the congestion charges are horrendous! the tube all the way!:))

    XOXO Kasia
    http://misskasia.blogspot.com

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  21. I used to want to work in Tokyo Japan but they have the too many people and because of the overpopulation in the cities, people have to push each other just to squeeze in a train, the train conductors people/workers have to push them in.. it's so sad :(

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  22. I used to feel this way myself...at my old job I sat down at my computer all day long. I couldn't stand the idea that I didn't move all day. It felt so unhealthy to me.

    erica

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  23. does my backyard count as a city lol? I'd love to always just sit outside and work

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  24. Hun I completely understand u, I HATEEEE sitting for a long time, even dough I must to do that sometimes, I can not support staying at one place!!! That's why I am still thinking should I move somewhere and start something new, again...:/
    kisses
    Jelena (http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/)

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  25. laura - I get sick when I read in moving vehicles too, but I have a feeling that I'd just be sleeping on a bus. Or listening to podcasts.

    suki pooki - I think I grind my teeth when I sleep. We can't be roommates.

    Florence - I fully agree!

    The Cat Hag - You're the nicest person! Thank you.

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  26. i live in LA. worst place ever for public transportation. however, the hub and i moved the fam to a cool neighborhood where i can walk the girls to the market, restaurants, the park, and some other cool places. so that's really nice.

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